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People fill the streets for the Annual Juneteenth Celebration

District 1 City Council Member Ora Houston waves to spectators District 1 City Council Member Ora Houston waves to spectators. Credit Jorge Sanhueza Lyon KUT
Pammachio Corsino | 19 Giugno, 2017, 02:44

Saturday's Juneteenth festivity at Ypao Beach wasn't the first time such a celebration had been held on Guam, Johnson said, but it was the first time it's been held on the "different age of social media".

Montpelier hosted its Juneteenth celebration with music and several activities. Smiling and blushing as she talked to a reporter, she said being picked to be the queen for such an important historical event was an honor.

As June 19th, was later named "Juneteenth Day", it is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration for slavery ending in the United States, according to celebration website, Juneteenth.com.

The event marks the announcement of the end of the Civil War and enactment of the Emancipation Proclamation ending slavery in the US on June 19, 1865. "I take it as if it was my calling", he said.

"The reinforcement of showing the inhumane things people do to each other". Now at some events we have fights.


Decades later, a celebration of freedom brought hundreds to Woldert Park in Tyler. "Yet they knew what they wanted and they set about to build it". "With my leadership role and the people I surround myself with, they thought it was important I come in and help". "We are reaching out to our neighbors". Chamber President and CEO Laveda Brown said parade participation grew from about 300 people last year to more than 400 this year, and she hopes the event will continue to grow in popularity next year.

Paulk's post commander, Paulette Woods, added a sentiment shared by many of her generation: "Young folk don't know their history".

"A lot of people aren't really born to be with horses".

It's a day in history that many believe should never be forgotten. They have to know, understand what African-American and black culture is.

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